Philosophy

Karna
By Chaitanya Charan das - 28.9 2016 Setting the record straight about Mahabharata’s Karna Speaking on the Mahabharata outside Bharata – at Princeton During my visit to Central New Jersey, on 18th September, 2016, Govinda Prabhu and I spoke at Princeton University on the topic...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Immanuel Kant, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.3 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Syamasundara dasa: Kant maintains that the mental speculators try...Read more...
Mahaprabhu’s Victory
By Karuna Dharini Devi Dasi Mahaprabhu’s Victory – Over the Mayavadis at Benares From Back to Godhead Desiring to drown everyone in the flood of love of God, Lord Caitanya made a special effort to capture misinformed impersonalists. In 1486 CE, Lord Krishna appeared in...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Immanuel Kant, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.3 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Hayagriva dasa: In Critique of Judgement, Kant writes: "...Read more...
Crossing the Border of Impersonalism
By Abhaya Mudra Dasi - 27.3 2017 Iron Lust into Golden Love Where does the border lie between impersonalism and personalism? Who is the guardian of that border and who permits crossing the border from the impersonal to the personal understanding of the Supreme Absolute Truth? He is the...Read more...
Question about nirvana
By editor - 24.3 2017 Q: Do you try to achieve nirvana? A: Definition of nirvana is given in SB 3.28.35-36: muktasrayam yarhi nirvisayam viraktam nirvanam rcchati manah sahasa yatharcih atmanam atra puruso 'vyavadhanam ekam anviksate pratinivrtta-guna-pravahah mukta-asrayam--...Read more...
Lessons From The Fish
By Caitanya Carana Dasa - 24.3 2017 The Moment we turn away from Krishna our misery begins. The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty, by David G. Myers, is one among several books that use telling facts and revealing statistics to examine the reality behind the globally...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Immanuel Kant
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.3 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Syamasundara dasa: In Critique of Pure Reason, Kant asks the...Read more...
Speculation Is Neither Science Nor Philosophy
By editor - 22.3 2017 The following conversation between His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and some of his disciples took place in July 1975 on an early-morning walk in Chicago. Srila Prabhupada: Where does Darwin begin? Disciple: He begins in the ocean. He...Read more...
Surya Siddhanta
BY: RADHA MOHAN DAS Surya Siddhanta: Similarities with Modern Astronomy In this Youtube presentation, "The Surya Siddhanta - Similarities with Modern Astronomy", as well as drawing upon remarkable consistent data between Surya Siddhanta and modern calculations, I also touch on...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: David Hume, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.3 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VI. BRITISH EMPIRICISM  David Hume (1711 - 1776) Syamasundara dasa: Hume would say that it is not logic or reason...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: David Hume, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.3 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VI. BRITISH EMPIRICISM  David Hume (1711 - 1776) Hayagriva dasa: As far as we can ascertain, Hume personally had...Read more...
Steps to Initiation
By Kripamoya Das - 20.3 2017 There are several important steps towards initiation in ISKCON. Although requirements will differ according to locality, most of the steps described here are common throughout the Society. Details are available from your local ISKCON centre. Before initiation...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: David Hume, Part Three
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.3 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VI. BRITISH EMPIRICISM  David Hume (1711 - 1776) Syamasundara dasa: Hume states that even the idea of God is...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: David Hume, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.3 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VI. BRITISH EMPIRICISM  David Hume (1711 - 1776) Syamasundara dasa: Hume says that an object like an apple...Read more...
No gambling and No speculation
By Damaghosa Dasa - 16.3 2017 The results of breaking the 4th regulative principle – No gambling and No speculation Sri Chaitanya-charitamrta – Adi 7.107 “The material defects of mistakes, illusions, cheating and sensory inefficiency do not exist in the words of the...Read more...
New questions same as the old ones
By Kripamoya Das - 16.3 2017 I often get asked questions by people who are looking for a guru: “What sort of teacher should I be looking for?” is shortly followed by: “And where do I begin looking for someone like that?” After they’ve thought a few moments the...Read more...
Loving relationships
By Romapada Swami - 14.2 2017 Does everybody know everybody? Kind off, mas o menos, all right. I think the first time I had the opportunity to speak at the same time and the same place with Radhanath Maharaj was, as what Varaya dasi was describing, in this wonderful temple in the downtown...Read more...
The Science of Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
By Karthikeyan Sreedharan - 13.3 2017 This Upaniṣad stands first in size among Principal Upaniṣads; content-wise also this has a unique place. It forms the end part of Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa (शतपथ ब्राह्मण) belonging to Śukla Yajurveda and contains six chapters, in prose. Each chapter is...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: David Hume
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.3 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VI. BRITISH EMPIRICISM  David Hume (1711 - 1776) Hayagriva dasa: Abstract objects, relations, space, time, and...Read more...
The Science of the Upanishads
By Karthikeyan Sreedharan - 12.3 2017 Upaniṣads are treasures of Indian spiritual thoughts of ancient times. The ten most ancient Upaniṣads belong to the period of 1500 BC to 600 BC, according to commonly agreed estimations. They are called the Principal Upaniṣads and are considered to...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: George Berkeley, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VI. BRITISH EMPIRICISM  George Berkeley (1685 - 1753) Hayagriva dasa: In his last dialogue, Berkeley writes: "The...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: George Berkeley, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.3 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VI. BRITISH EMPIRICISM  George Berkeley (1685 - 1753) Syamasundara dasa: Berkeley says that if no one experiences...Read more...
Time and Again
By Mathuresha Dasa - 9.3 2017 From Back to Godhead Being God, Krishna has no work to do and simply enjoys in His original abode, while His expansions and energies, such as time, take care of the material creation. As working men and women we typically leave home in the early morning and...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: George Berkeley
BY: SUN STAFF Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VI. BRITISH EMPIRICISM  George Berkeley (1685 - 1753) Hayagriva dasa: Berkeley seems to argue against objective reality. For...Read more...
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